LuckyGirl and I recently began a conversation on trading via PM. I quickly became concerned that my own experiences might not have the breadth and depth to provide the best possible answers to her trading questions. So I suggested that we take our dialogue public. The rubric is that she will pose a question, I will answer, and hopefully you will gloss. I invite posters of all philosophical and practical persuasions to participate in a non-partisan atmosphere of enlightenment. I know from many personal experiences corresponding by PM that underlying the frequent rancor here is a genuine desire to help. So, to commence. Lucky, please tell us about yourself and your interests in trading, avoiding of course, any identifying personal information.